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Cruiszr

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My workshop started out as a Home Depot on site build storage shed.

The original building was 16×20 on the main floor as well as the second level. What the inside looked like after two days of construction.

A look at the upstairs for future expansion.

I consider this to be a work in progress type project and added different enhansements as time progressed.
The first was to add a front stoop outside to the entrance.

The following year (2007) My self and a friend added the new wing to the right side.

I added on the wing for additional storage of yard equipment and other tools.

I was also lucky enough to pick up some base and wall cabinets from a renovation of a Dr’s office.

That’s why the cabinets are different colors.

The first floor was wired by myself and a friend along with insulating and putting up OSB walls on the main level. Up stairs has been wired and insulated but no wall yet.
Although the shop had been wired there still wasn’t periment power until the next year when that was added in 2011. Before that was completed the shop was powered using a 10 gage ext. cord.

In this photo you see that we burred underground utility cable along with TV cable wire and a 1-1/2” gray electrical PVC pipe. The gray pipe was added in case we ever needed to pull wire to the shop.

Tried to utilize all the over head space that I could by putting up storage in the front and back of the new addition.

You can see from this image that I had planned for and installed an overhead hoist to help me to lift heave object. With the add of the hoist I was able to assemble my table saw, drill press, and joiner without the help of anyone else. That alone was worth what I paid for the hoist.

As you can see in this photo this porch had been framed but the workshop door was still the one that came with the build. The addition did not have any doors and was being closed off with a piece of canvas. One of the first spring time projects would be to complete the porch and move the current doors to the new addition and replace those with double 9 lite doors in the main building.

After install the cabinets I got from the Dr’s office the shop was ready to assemble and put some shop tools to use.

2014 Update: April
Weather finally broke so I could complete one the new projects for the workshop. I had planned to move my air compressor outside of the shop so I added a storage unit for the compressor and propane gas tank.
Here is the completed project:

TO BE CONTINUED….........................

-- George R. Forest, Virginia


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redryder

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#1 posted 188 days ago

Cozy looking shop.
Looking forward to seeing your projects….....................

-- mike...............

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dbhost

5377 posts in 1828 days


#2 posted 187 days ago

Great looking shop!

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Cruiszr

87 posts in 188 days


#3 posted 187 days ago

Thanks dbhost, but not as organized as yours. Still got a lot of work to do on setting up work bench, install DC, and find a way to use my bench top tool without taking up all the workbench space.

-- George R. Forest, Virginia

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whitebeast88

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#4 posted 187 days ago

nice shop.

welcome to lumberjocks!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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Steve Diogo

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#5 posted 186 days ago

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Kaleb the Swede

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#6 posted 179 days ago

Great shop! One I could dream about…or my wife could to get me out of the garage

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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hoosier0311

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#7 posted 179 days ago

nice shop, curious about if you heat it?

-- I'm only deaf in one ear,,,,,I just can't hear out of the other one., Denny, Indiana implant, living in PA

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Cruiszr

87 posts in 188 days


#8 posted 179 days ago

Hoosier0311,

I currently have two heat sources in the shop. The upstairs has a 20,000 btu blue flame propane wall heater hooked to a 100lb outside propane tank. On the first floor where my tools are located I have a propane jobsite space heater hooked up to a 20lb tank both on wheels so I can move around as needed. Will convert the first level to the outside propane tank once I finalize where everything will be located.

The upstairs has not been finished out except for insulation. I currently use it for assembly of small projects, some spray painting and a break area. It has mini frig. microwave, TV, phone and drafting table, all the creature comforts of a workshops, LOL. Will have to post some photos. I do not heat the shop unless I am working in it as I can get the heat up to a comfortable level in less than 30 minutes.

As with most shops it’s a “work in progress”

-- George R. Forest, Virginia

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 179 days ago

It turned out to be a great shop building. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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dbhost

5377 posts in 1828 days


#10 posted 179 days ago

Okay I keep coming back to this. I simply LOVE that shop building! It’s a good size. I really like mine and am blessed with what I have, but I would lie if I told you I don’t want a standalone shop… I would need to sell my current house and move to get land big enough to hold that thing though!

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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RHaynes

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#11 posted 174 days ago

Love the shop! Welcome to the site from a fellow Virginian. Can’t wait to see some more of your work.

-- "Sometimes the creative process requires foul language." -- Charles Neil.

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